Small Business Development Center
What We Do
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at COCC focuses on enhancing Central Oregon’s economic interests. Our mission is to deliver expert business advice and education to help existing and future business owners grow and succeed. Our experienced team provides pro-bono guidance and advising in all aspects of funding and developing small business, plus our advisers and instructors offer practical courses and workshops to help business owners make smart business decisions and prosper. While we cannot eliminate the risk of being an entrepreneur, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations.
Services For Every Stage Of Your Business
Determining Your Potential
You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called "pre-venture".
Launching Into Uncertainty
Your business is up and running. The door is open and the paperwork has been filed for the business. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.
Growing Your Business
Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.
Adjusting to Change
Business conditions and leadership can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move your business forward.
Preparing for the Next Stage
You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.
Helping Build Oregon's Best Businesses
Are you a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur? Get management and technical assistance
from COCC's Small Business Development Center. Take a practical workshop or request
no-cost, one-to-one business advising. Our mission is to have a positive impact on
the growth and sustainability of your Central Oregon business. View our Small Business class listings.
Through our work with SBDC clients in our region, we help create new jobs and improve
economic vitality of Oregon. Here are our Center's economic impact numbers since 2010.
What Our Clients Say
Director of the Small Business Development Center